Latest data released by the Japanese Cabinet Office - 14 January 2020

Japan eco
  • Prior 39.4
  • Outlook 45.4 vs 46.8 expected
  • Prior 45.7

Slight delay in the release by the source. The reading is a survey on workers to measure up consumer spending and current economic conditions.

The minor rebound extends a little after a heavy dip in October but overall conditions in the Japanese economy remains sluggish at best with downsides risks still ever present - even as we look towards this year despite the government economic stimulus.